August Update

It’s Moving Month!

Although saying goodbye to our family, church family, and friends will be difficult we are anticipating the day in a couple of weeks when we will start our new adventure and ministry in Montreal.

We are thankful for the incredible way that so many have encouraged us and blessed us over the past month with financial support, written notes, and genuine care (especially for our kids!).

As we approach the last few weeks of our time in Springfield we ask that you continue to pray for us as this transition is beginning. Here are specific ways you can pray with us:

  • For us to reach our full 100% of monthly financial support before we leave. We are currently at 84% – Praise the Lord!
  • For the logistics and details of moving to run smoothly. (moving truck, traveling, ect.)
  • For continued wisdom and guidance on how to help our children in the midst of this big change.
  • For our hearts to continually be drawn to the Lord and for a continued passion for seeing the lost in Montreal come to salvation in Jesus Christ.
  • For relationships to be formed right away once we settle and for opportunities to share the Gospel.

Again, we are thankful for the way that so many of you have come around us and supported our family as we walk in obedience to the Lord’s calling. From the bottom of our hearts…THANK YOU!

Our family at our commissioning at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, our sending church! 

It’s not to late to partner with us!

There is still time to join our monthly support team and partner with taking the Gospel to Montreal a city that is 99.5% lost and without the hope of Jesus Christ.

If you would like to help us close the gap on our last 16% of monthly support please contact us and we would love to share more about how you can join us in Montreal!

Click on the green GIVE button on our home page OR visit this link:

Copeland Online Giving 


The Call – WMU

We hIMG_3767ope that over the course of our journey we can share with you the full story of how the Lord brought us to this point, and here is one piece of the puzzle. In February we had the privilege to attend an brunch at a church where the local WMU (Women’s Missionary Union) met to pray for the North American Mission Board, it’s missionaries, and it’s church plants. We were so encouraged to see women who are committed to praying for missions.

1990s Abi

It took me (Abi) back to elementary school when I was a part of a group at my church called Girls in Action (GA’s for short) that was started out of the WMU. It was during my time in this program that I started to accept my calling. I read books and heard stories about some great missionaries like Lottie Moon, Gladys Aylward, Hudson Taylor and Jim Elliot. I was exposed to mission projects, the need for the Gospel around the world, and how I had a part in it as a follower of Jesus. As I grew up in this church in Camdenton, MO I was also blessed to know many sweet women who were a part of the WMU and admired their devotion to praying for missions. Later on, in college, they asked me to come speak at a meeting and I was able to share how the impact of GA’s and the WMU at First Baptist Church played a large role in helping me learn my calling to missions.


Fast forward to the present, sitting in a room full of women and men who were committing to praying for our family was humbling and exciting at the same time. What great joy it brings to see God’s people doing their part in making disciples of all nations.

To God be the Glory!